Mending Hard-to-Heal Wounds
If you're suffering from a non-healing wound, you're not alone. Every year, chronic wounds, caused by diabetes, poor circulation or other conditions, keeps millions of Americans just like you from doing things they love to do. The Advanced Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center, located in Orange County, can help you get your life back. Our unique multidisciplinary team of dedicated doctors and nurses treat more of these wounds than anyone else. Many patients find wounds that have resisted healing after months and even years of traditional treatment can be treated. It's all we do. In fact, for most patients, the Advanced Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center leaves them completely healed in just a few months.
When you come in, our specialist will evaluate your wound and general health. They'll review your medical, wound and medication history. A blood test may be involved. You may also need special tests that give us information about blood flow and oxygen flow in the wound area.
When your test results are in, we'll put together a treatment program based on your special needs. This program will include regular visits to the Advanced Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center to provide treatment, evaluate progress and make any changes that might be needed. You (or your care-giver) will be given detailed instructions in home care, nutrition, dressing (bandage) changes and protecting the wound from further injury.
Much of the success of your treatment depends on you. You must keep your appointments, follow directions carefully and watch your progress closely between visits. At any time you or your family members have questions, our staff is available. In fact, we encourage you to ask questions.
The Advanced Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center works with your personal doctor, just like any other medical specialist. We'll discuss your treatment program with your doctor and keep him or her updated on your progress, unless instructed otherwise. Remember, you'll need to keep seeing your doctor for routine medical care.
Most often Medicare and Medicaid reimburse for approved procedures. Many health plans cover treatments at the Advanced Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center, located in Orange County. Your coverage depends on your specific plan. Be sure to bring your insurance cards with you when you visit the center.
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An ulcer is a sore that forms on the top layers of skin or tissue. Ulcers commonly develop in the mouth and stomach.
A wound is an injury of the skin that can be open, closed or torn. Wounds can occur from an incision, laceration, abrasion, contusion or puncture. Chronic, non-healing wounds are wounds that do not heal properly or take a long time heal.
A skin injury or wound can be open, closed or torn. Wounds that are open run the risk of infections and closed wounds can lead to tissue damage.
A soft tissue injury (STI) can occur from a sprain, strain, contusion or overuse of a particular body area where muscles, ligaments and tendons have become damaged.
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MemorialCare’s laboratory services provide comprehensive and dependable diagnostic tests (including COVID testing). Our board-certified pathologists are available to assist physicians in a variety of studies.
Monitoring performed to read oxygen levels inside the body.
X-ray is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging used to diagnose conditions in the chest, bone, sinuses, skull, or spine. It is the fastest and easiest way for a physician to view and assess broken bones and can also be used to diagnose and monitor the progression of degenerative diseases.
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Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is a medical treatment that is used to treat a variety of illnesses. During a treatment, 100 percent oxygen is breathed at an increased pressure for a prescribed amount of time.
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